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Can jocks perform well in school?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sports in school.
There's no reason that those who participate in sports cannot also do quite well in school.
In fact, participation in sports often enhances academic performance, and collegiate athletics actually emphasizes the importance of studies rather than just focusing on sport.

In brief: Sports in school.
There's no reason that those who participate in sports cannot also do quite well in school.
In fact, participation in sports often enhances academic performance, and collegiate athletics actually emphasizes the importance of studies rather than just focusing on sport.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely!
Sterotypes like "dumb jock" and nonathletic "nerd" are or should be things of the past.
Generally speaking, there is no reason why you can't do well in school and sports; you just have to put your mind (and body) to it!

In brief: Absolutely!
Sterotypes like "dumb jock" and nonathletic "nerd" are or should be things of the past.
Generally speaking, there is no reason why you can't do well in school and sports; you just have to put your mind (and body) to it!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The secret to performing well academically is the same as being a good athlete: working hard and doing your best.
There are many examples of athletes who have been good students. If you need help with your classes, talk to your parents and teachers or school counselor. If you get discouraged, keep asking for help. Smart kids do well because they know how to study.

In brief: Yes
The secret to performing well academically is the same as being a good athlete: working hard and doing your best.
There are many examples of athletes who have been good students. If you need help with your classes, talk to your parents and teachers or school counselor. If you get discouraged, keep asking for help. Smart kids do well because they know how to study.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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